P – Panda and Pigface
Whilst on a trip to South Australia we visited the zoo in Adelaide. We checked out the panda display. Davo (my Tasmanian Devil toy which travels with me) loved the panda image on my coffee.
I live near the sea in Tasmania and you often find pigface growing near the sand dunes. It is a succulent, but has no spikes or prickles like other similar plants. It puts down roots and holds dunes together. Most parts of the plant are edible at various times of the year.
I wonder where the name Pigface came from for such a pretty flower?
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Did a bit of checking and apparently the flower is supposed to look like a pig’s face!! https://aussiegreenthumb.com/pigface-karkalla-australian-native-guide
We call pigface a hotnotsvy and my garden seems overrun with it 🙂
Ronel visiting for P:
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